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Blues, Brews & BBQ

Beer Festival: May 1 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Blues, Brews and BBQ festival is coming back to Boar's Head Resort! This public tasting event brings together more than 25 local brewers, live blues music and our Boar's Head culinary team will have the barbecue smoker running on overdrive while serving up some of the best barbecue in all of Virginia. 

  • Location: The Green (behind The Spa & Main Inn)
  • Date: Sunday, May 1
  • Time: Noon – 4 p.m. (VIP entry from 11 a.m. to noon)

Connoisseurs of blues music will enjoy the sounds of Hard Swimmin' Fish and Ken Farmer and the Authenticators. Parents can entertain kids with a host of kid-friendly activities including a variety of lawn games. 

  • Ken Farmer and the Authenticators: On stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Hard Swimmin' Fish: On stage from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Now's the time to book your tickets and enjoy the region's finest brews while enjoying a vibrant outdoor venue and beautiful views of Heritage Lake.

Be safe and take the elevator home after the festival. Our overnight stay package includes tickets...

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Bunches of Beer!

With more than 50 local brews and ciders to taste, this is a can’t-miss event to kick off your spring season!

Three Notch'd | Skipping Rock | Champion | Stone | Waterbird | Beales | Trapezium | Buskey |Basic City | Alewerks | Virginia Beer |Two Lane | Lickinghole Creek | Old Bust Head | Two Silos | Chateau Morrisette | Big Lick Brewing Co. | Twin Creeks | Bold Rock | Devils Backbone | Brothers | Blue Mountain |Starr Hill | and more!

Live Blues Music

Traveling to C'ville from Frederick, Maryland, Hard Swimmin' Fish will take the stage with their down-home, roots music that pilfers from  the best that early American music has to offer. The stage for the day will be shared with Ken Farmer and the Authenticators (pictured). A live event with this band is a guaranteed good time. You can rock in your seat or dance the day away. If you feel good and want feel better, or if you need to chase away your blues, Ken Farmer & The Authenticators is the only prescription.

Smokin' Barbecue!

The South has no shortage of barbecue and our culinary team will have their smoker in overdrive while serving up some of the best barbecue in the region. Grab a seat, listen to some live blues and pair your barbecue with one of your favorite local brews!